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I sleep next to your dead body.

SHROUDING CEREMONY BY TALA ABU RAHMEH 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 15

I love you when I’m no longer scared of you dying, when I no longer have to get close to you at night to make sure you are still breathing, when I know the fight, I never wanted to fight, is over.

So this was paradise.

 

MARINA HEMINGWAY BY AD MARTINEZ 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 15

I tried not to catch even a glimpse over the barbed wire fence, but I noticed some comrades leaving Santa Fe Beach. Riding three to a rusty bicycle, swerving until they caught enough speed to balance their weight, while I sat sipping coconut drinks on a plush longue chair.

We drove from here to LA

in total silence.

FROM HERE TO LA BY SCOTT LAUDATI 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 15

We drove from here to LA
in total silence because Ace Enders said we should.
Of course he talked for hours,
actually he screamed and he did it for hours,
into a cell phone as he paced around the trailer
in the parking lot of every gas station
from here to LA


34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 15

FABULOSO BY LESLIE A MITCHELL, INVENTING HELEN BY WENDI LEE, MARINA HEMINGWAY BY AD MARTINEZ, GUITAR BY JAKE WALTERS, THROUGH TWO PEOPLE BY LISA GORDON, GOOD WORKS BY JACK STEELE, NIGHT TRAIN BY ABBEY FENBERT, FROM HERE TO LA BY SCOTT LAUDATI, SHROUDING CEREMONY BY TALA ABU RAHMEH, KEYED RED DODGE NEON BY CLAUDINE R MOREAU, PEACE OIL BY ZEINA HASHEM BECK, LOLLIPOPS BY DREW LANKFORD, EASIER BY JENNIFER L COLLINS.